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  • Started 1 year ago by Fred1900
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Fred1900
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I have an inherited Windows 7 machine which I have tried to reset the password on- without success. I have tried creating a CD, but when it boots, an alarm-ish type of bell-tone sounds until I hit the power button. Then it boots normally, but no luck. I tried the recovery cd, then command prompt but it returned "The system cannot find the path specified" when I tried to create the copy of "sethc.exe". Upon examining the directory, turns out there is no file name sethc.exe. I'm at an impasse and hoping someone can help- thanks loads! ...Fred

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StringJunky
Posts: 2454

You could renistall it. If you post the make and model we can tell you the keys to press at boot to initiate recovery to factory settings

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Fred1900
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THanks sooo much... Dell Vostro core i3 running Windows 7 Home Premium...

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XxChungxX
Posts: 91

I personally keep a copy of a Disc
PC login now.

download the ISO
burn it to a disc using a burning program that includes ISO burning
example; nero
boot with the Disc
and change your password

http://www.pcloginnow.com/

requirements;
-internet access
-common sense

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

I have used this method often to clear a forgotten password. http://www.howtogeek.com/96805.....nstall-cd/

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GuiltySpark
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An inherited PC.

Go for a fresh install incase any nasties are lurking.

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XxChungxX
Posts: 91

@Xhi

that is basically what I was saying just a different software.
i like my recommended software better though
looks more updated
well the GUI at least.

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StringJunky
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Fred, do you know what the numbers are after the model name like " Vostro 3560"?

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silhouttejames
Posts: 20

If you need to reset the password to Windows 7 on your computer, likely because you've forgotten it, let me first assure you that not only is this very possible, it's not even that difficult.

http://pcsupport.about.com/od/.....dows-7.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EASPkAFOv70

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Kelen
Posts: 283

Press F8 repeatedly during startup, choose repair , when you get to next menu select the dell data safe program and follow the instruction from there.

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Tiffany54
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Method One: Use beforehand Windows 7 password reset disk

When you first time set a password for your Windows 7, if you are proactive to create a password reset disk in case of forgetting windows 7 password. Congratulation! It is the time to use your prepared windows 7 password reset disk to reset the forgotten windows 7 password.

Method Two: Create a bootable password recovery disk

Forgot password windows 7 and don't have a password reset disk, SmartKey Windows Password Recovery is a secure software designed to create a bootable password recovery disk to reset a lost or forgotten Windows 7 password for any version of Windows.
Step 1: Download Windows Password Recovery Tool
Step 2: Create a Windows 7 password reset disk
Step 3: Reset forgotten password windows 7

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mehtabhautik
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hi
i am Using the windows 7 enterprise in dell optiplex 390 system.& these system running in the domain network.
now i have a problem in the enabling the LAN adapter in my desktop.in my system i am unable to login with the local as well as the network admin.
So without login how can i enable my lan adapter.In our network we are login only when the internet is working,if internet is down then we are unable to logged into the network.so give me the proper solution for that.or give how to reset my local admin password.

Edit: removed e-mail address. Please do not post an e-mail address in posts. -- GMod

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Xhi
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Mehtabhautik glad to have you join us. Please Post your question in a New topic so you can be answered particularly to your problem.

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